Monday, June 13, 2011

Review of BLOOD LAW by Karin Tabke

BLOOD LAW, Blood Moon Trilogy #1
Karin Tabke
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Date: May 3, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-425-24092-2
Erotic Paranormal Romance
Novel, 323 pages
My Private TBR
Karin Tabke Website

The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.

One woman stands at the center of it all…

As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer—beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she’s a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both…for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.

My Ratings...


It doesn’t matter what romance genre (or name) Ms. Tabke chooses to write: Erotic (Hot Cop Series), historical (Blood Sword Legacy Series), or paranormal (L.O.S.T Series). You can be assured of an intense story with expertly crafted characters that will have you captivated.

Falon always knew she was “different” from everyone else; something inside her just wasn’t right. After running away from a foster home at a young age, she barely survives on her own. Her initial meeting with a Slayer “Conan” is also her first introduction to Rafael. Once Rafael takes care of the Slayer, he takes Falon with him. After all, the slayer wanted her for some reason; she must be important. And thus, the ride begins!

Let’s get this straight….There was nothing – NOTHING – that I didn’t love about this book. It starts out with a bit of background to get the story rolling. How the Lycans and Slayers came to be; their ongoing feud; necessary stuff like that. At times, this is a violent story. The violence plays an integral part of how the characters develop. This is one hot, steamy, sizzlin’ read. The only reason I didn’t give BLOOD LAW the highest sexual rating is because of the almost ménage. (Hey, you’re going to have to read it to find out!) Now, a few of my highlights.

Falon: the growth of this character is astounding! She begins as a weak, fearful girl and develops into a strong alpha; oh, so deserving of her alpha Lycan.

“Complicated?” she shrilled. “You hold my life in your hands and all you can tell me is, it’s complicated?” He stood quiet, unable to defend himself.

“I don’t want to die. I will not die because of your Blood Law. If that messes with your day, too damn bad.”

Rafael, the alpha leader of the Vulkasin clan. He does whatever is necessary for the survival of his clan. Even if it means sacrificing his happiness and the destruction of his chosen one. Rafael is the “light” brother.

Lucien is the outcast; the “dark” brother, alpha of the Mondragon clan. Although he and Rafael are identical twins, it is easy to tell the difference between them: Light and dark, day and night. When Lucien’s chosen one is murdered, he claims Blood Law.

There are concurrent storylines running in BLOOD LAW. The war between the Lycans and the Slayers. The hostility between the brothers. The blooming of Falon and her relationship with Rafael. The survival of the Lycans. All of them are intertwined with one another and turns BLOOD LAW into a howling fantastic novel. Also, there is a bit of knowledge concerning Falon’s heritage that has yet to be discovered, along with what “destiny” has in store for the brothers.

BLOOD LAW does not have your typical HEA, but what it does have will blow you away!


  1. Sounds good - from your description and review the only thing that would ruin it is lame dialogue...hope there isn't any...:)

  2. I have read some good reviews about this book and yes I want it now ;) Sounds hot and good. And an end that will blow me away..intriguing

  3. Mardel - I didn't think the dialogue was lame at all.

    Blodeuedd - It has one of those: WTF! NO, SHE DIDN'T! endings. Write faster! And I can't wait for the next one. I love her work!


  4. Having read and loved Karin Tabke's erotic and historical books, I can't wait to read Blood Law.

  5. The cover alone has me sold, sounds great!

  6. Thank you for such a fantastic review! I really loved writing Rafe and Falon's story. I'm working on BLOOD RIGHT, book two in the series right now and its become one hell of a ride. I can't wait for you all to read it!

    Take care, Karin* Tabke aka Harlow!

  7. This book sounds dandy! Just the cover alone makes me want to get it :) Thanks for sharing your review today, seems like I will be spending lots of time updating my wishlist! hee hee

  8. I keep seeing this one at the store but I haven't heard much about it yet. Thanks for the great review I know this is on my wish list now.


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